laid egg in front of house

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Trishkabob, Jun 4, 2017.

  1. Trishkabob

    Trishkabob Songster

    Oct 30, 2010
    Schuylerville, NY
    one of our chickens just squatted and laid an egg in our garden while my husband was standing there rather than going to the henhouse. Is that weird? None of the others were nearby so she wasn't being hassled or bullied (she is low bird of the 6).
    I can't imagine why she'd do that. Anyone have thoughts about it?
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Got my Puppy

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    They do that occasionally, maybe she didn't want to miss something by sitting in the nestboxes. Another idea is it's possible she gets harassed in the boxes, and it's possible she didn't know it was coming until she laid it.

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